After being accepted onto the Digital Comedy Lab in March, local company Mycrofilms have just seen their entry released online as part of the competition.
It introduces the characters of Vultures, led by student detective Janine Drew, as they navigate the dark underbelly of the Irish detective world in what would prove to be a murder mystery feature in the mockumentary comedy genre.
The prospective film is based on the popular local webcomedy currently in its second series. It is produced by Alan Slattery and written and directed by John Morton of Mycrofilms. The cast of Vultures includes a number of well known local actors including Seán Hackett, Suzanne O’Brien, David Thompson, Ross Costigan, Ita Morrissey, Amy Dunne and Annette O’Shea.
Digital Comedy Lab, created by Beactive Media, is a comedy incubation programme for film projects in Ireland and the UK that will see 2 winners receiving €50,000 to make a feature film later this year.
Mycrofilms are hoping to win the competition and make their Vultures feature later this year in Kilkenny, in what would be a huge boost for the local filmmaking community. The winning entry gets announced at the Cannes Film Festival at the end of May and will receive €50,000 to make their mockumentary feature before the end of this year.
The Vultures entry for the competition has just gone online and it takes the form of a trailer for the potential film. Whilst not decisive, the amount of views each of the entries has will help the producers gauge which of the potential films has the biggest appeal to an online audience. The team at Mycrofilms would like people in Kilkenny to rally behind their entry and watch, like and share the Vultures trailer as much as possible. It may just help ensure the making of an exciting new feature film in Kilkenny later this year. Please go to www.youtube.com/user/beComedyLab to watch the Vultures feature film trailer. For more information on Vultures, visit their website at www.VulturesPI.com